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EP2230546A1
EP2230546A1 EP10154229A EP10154229A EP2230546A1 EP 2230546 A1 EP2230546 A1 EP 2230546A1 EP 10154229 A EP10154229 A EP 10154229A EP 10154229 A EP10154229 A EP 10154229A EP 2230546 A1 EP2230546 A1 EP 2230546A1
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A zoom lens system including, in order of from an object side to an image side: a first lens unit (U1) having a positive refractive power; a second lens unit (U2) having a negative refractive power; a third lens unit (U3) having a negative refractive power; an aperture stop; and a fourth lens unit (U4) having a positive refractive power and including a front lens subunit and a rear lens subunit in which Abbe numbers of lenses in the rear lens subunit are suitably specified, such that the following expression is satisfied,
0.400<νm/ (νrp-νrn) <0.630,
where νm represents the Abbe number of the material of a first positive lens (Lm) having the largest dispersion of the positive lenses included in the rear lens subunit, νrp represents the average Abbe number of materials of positive lenses other than the first positive lens in the rear lens subunit, and νrn represents the average Abbe number of materials of negative lenses in the rear lens subunit.

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    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION Field of the Invention
  • The present invention relates to a zoom lens system and an image pickup apparatus including the same.
  • Description of the Related Art
  • In recent years, there has been a demand for a zoom lens system having both a high zoom ratio and a high optical performance for image pickup apparatuses such as television cameras, digital cameras and video cameras.
  • Positive lead type four-unit zoom lens systems in which four lens units are provided in total with the one of the lens units located closest to the object side having a positive refractive power have been known as zoom lens systems having a high zoom ratio (Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open No. 2003-287678 and Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open No. H08-146294 ). In such four-unit zoom lens systems, an optical material which has extraordinary dispersion or a diffraction element is used to correct for chromatic aberration.
  • However, along with a higher zoom ratio of the zoom lens system and a higher definition of an image pickup element, higher performance of the zoom lens system, in particular, further reduction in axial chromatic aberration over the entire zoom range is demanded.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • A zoom lens system according to the present invention includes, in order from the object side to the image side; a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit having a negative refractive power, an aperture stop, and a fourth lens unit having a positive refractive power, in which; the fourth lens unit includes, in order from the object side, a front lens subunit having a positive refractive power and a rear lens subunit having a positive refractive power with a largest air interval in the fourth lens unit therebetween, wherein the following expression is satisfied, 0.400 < νm / νrp νrn < 0.630 ,
    Figure imgb0001

    where νm represents an Abbe number of the material of a first positive lens having the largest dispersion of the positive lenses included in the rear lens subunit, νrp represents the average Abbe number of the materials of the positive lenses other than the first positive lens in the rear lens subunit, and νrn represents the average Abbe number of the materials of the negative lenses in the rear lens subunit.
  • Further features of the present invention will become apparent from the following description of embodiments with reference to the attached drawings.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • FIG. 1 is an optical path diagram illustrating a zoom lens system according to Embodiment 1 of the present invention in a state of focusing on an infinite-distance object at a wide-angle end.
  • FIG. 2A is a longitudinal aberration graph in Numerical Embodiment 1 of the present invention when an object distance is 2 m at the wide-angle end.
  • FIG. 2B is a longitudinal aberration graph in Numerical Embodiment 1 when the object distance is 2 m at a focal length of 16.02 mm.
  • FIG. 2C is a longitudinal aberration graph in Numerical Embodiment 1 when the object distance is 2 m at a telephoto end.
  • FIG. 3 is an optical path diagram illustrating a zoom lens system according to Embodiment 2 of the present invention in a state of focusing on the infinite-distance object at the wide-angle end.
  • FIG. 4A is a longitudinal aberration graph in Numerical Embodiment 2 of the present invention when the object distance is 2 m at the wide-angle end.
  • FIG. 4B is a longitudinal aberration graph in Numerical Embodiment 2 when the object distance is 2 m at the focal length of 16.02 mm.
  • FIG. 4C is a longitudinal aberration graph in Numerical Embodiment 2 when the object distance is 2 m at the telephoto end.
  • FIG. 5 is an optical path diagram illustrating a zoom lens system according to Embodiment 3 of the present invention in a state of focusing on the infinite-distance object at the wide-angle end.
  • FIG. 6A is a longitudinal aberration graph in Numerical Embodiment 3 of the present invention when the object distance is 2 m at the wide-angle end.
  • FIG. 6B is a longitudinal aberration graph in Numerical Embodiment 3 when the object distance is 2 m at a focal length of 16.02 mm.
  • FIG. 6C is a longitudinal aberration graph in Numerical Embodiment 3 when the object distance is 2 m at the telephoto end.
  • FIG. 7 is an optical path diagram illustrating a zoom lens system according to Embodiment 4 of the present invention in a state of focusing on the infinite-distance object at the wide-angle end.
  • FIG. 8A is a longitudinal aberration graph in Numerical Embodiment 4 of the present invention when the object distance is 6 m at the wide-angle end.
  • FIG. 8B is a longitudinal aberration graph in Numerical Embodiment 4 when the object distance is 6 m at a focal length of 30.29 mm.
  • FIG. 8C is a longitudinal aberration graph in Numerical Embodiment 4 when the object distance is 6 m at the telephoto end.
  • FIG. 9 is an optical path diagram illustrating a zoom lens system according to Embodiment 5 of the present invention in a state of focusing on the infinite-distance object at the wide-angle end.
  • FIG. 10A is a longitudinal aberration graph in Numerical Embodiment 5 of the present invention when the object distance is 6 m at the wide-angle end.
  • FIG. 10B is a longitudinal aberration graph in Numerical Embodiment 5 when the object distance is 6 m at the focal length of 30.29 mm.
  • FIG. 10C is a longitudinal aberration graph in Numerical Embodiment 5 when the object distance is 6 m at the telephoto end.
  • FIG. 11 is an optical path diagram illustrating a zoom lens system according to Embodiment 6 of the present invention in a state of focusing on the infinite-distance object at the wide-angle end.
  • FIG. 12A is a longitudinal aberration graph in Numerical Embodiment 6 of the present invention when the object distance is 2 m at the wide-angle end.
  • FIG. 12B is a longitudinal aberration graph in Numerical Embodiment 6 when the object distance is 2 m at a focal length of 32.04 mm.
  • FIG. 12C is a longitudinal aberration graph in Numerical Embodiment 6 when the object distance is 2 m at the telephoto end.
  • FIG. 13 is a schematic diagram illustrating a main part of an image pickup apparatus according to Embodiment 7 of the present invention.
  • FIG. 14 is a conceptual diagram of a lateral chromatic aberration secondary spectrum.
  • DESCRIPTION OF THE EMBODIMENTS
  • An advantage of the zoom lens system of embodiments of the present invention is the provision of a zoom lens system which has a high zoom ratio and can reduce lateral chromatic aberration appropriately over the entire zoom range.
  • Therefore, the zoom lens system of the embodiments includes, in order from the object side to the image side, a first lens unit U1 having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit U2 having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit U3 having a negative refractive power, an aperture stop SP, and a fourth lens unit U4 having a positive refractive power. Here, the first lens unit moves in the optical axis direction at least in part (or maybe as a whole) along with the focusing operation. The second lens unit moves along with magnification-varying (zooming) in the optical axis direction (moves toward the image side along with the magnification-varying from the wide-angle end to the telephoto end). The third lens unit moves in the optical axis direction so as to compensate for image plane variation (movement in the optical axis direction) due to the movement of the second lens unit. The fourth lens unit does not move for the magnification-varying (zooming), but may move along with the focusing operation (the fourth lens unit does not move also in the focusing operation in the embodiments). The fourth lens unit includes, in order from the object side, a front lens subunit having a positive refractive power and a rear lens subunit having a positive refractive power with a largest air interval in the fourth lens unit therebetween.
  • The zoom lens system of the present invention is characterized in that the following condition is satisfied in the above-mentioned structure.
  • 0.400 < νm / νrp - νrn < 0.630
    Figure imgb0002

    where νm denotes an Abbe number of the material of a positive lens (first positive lens) Lm having a largest dispersion among positive lenses included in the rear lens subunit, νrp denotes the average Abbe number of materials of positive lenses other than the first positive lens (other than the positive lens Lm) included in the rear lens subunit, and νrn denotes the average Abbe number of materials of negative lenses included in the rear lens subunit.
  • Here, an Abbe number νd of the material of an optical element (lens) used in the embodiments with respect to the d-line is defined as follows, νd = Nd 1 / NF NC
    Figure imgb0003

    where NF, Nd and NC denote refractive indices of the optical element with respect to the F-line (486.1 nm), the d-line (587.6 nm), and the C-line (656.3 nm) of the Fraunhofer lines, respectively.
  • If the conditional expression (1) is satisfied, the lateral chromatic aberration of the zoom lens system having high magnification-varying can appropriately be reduced over the entire zoom range (the entire zoom range from the wide-angle end to the telephoto end).
  • Here, it is more preferred to satisfy the following conditional expression.
  • 0.540 < νm / νrp - νrn < 0.629
    Figure imgb0004
  • Conditional expressions (9)-(20) described below are the conditional expressions in which desirable conditions are set for solving additional problems in the zoom lens system of the present invention. A more specific description is as follows.
  • In order to obtain high optical performance in such a four-unit zoom lens system as described above, it is important in particular to correct lateral chromatic aberration at the wide-angle end and axial chromatic aberration at the telephoto end. When correcting both the lateral chromatic aberration at the wide-angle end and the axial chromatic aberration at the telephoto end appropriately, the number of lenses may increase or an effective diameter of the lens system may increase unless an appropriate arrangement of materials is determined.
  • An axial chromatic aberration coefficient L and a lateral chromatic aberration coefficient T of the lens system are expressed as follows, L = Σ h_i × h_i × φ_i / ν_i
    Figure imgb0005
    T = Σ h_i × h_bar_i × φ_i / ν_i
    Figure imgb0006

    where h_i denotes a height from the optical axis of the on-axial ray in the i-th lens (thin lens) in the paraxial tracing, h_bar_i denotes a height from the optical axis of the off-axial principal ray in the i-th lens in the paraxial tracing, φ_i denotes a refractive power of the i-th lens in the paraxial tracing, and ν_i denotes an Abbe number of the i-th lens in the paraxial tracing.
  • It is understood from these expressions that the axial chromatic aberration is proportional to the square of the height h, and that the lateral chromatic aberration is proportional to the height h and the height h_bar.
  • With the above-mentioned structure of the fourth lens unit U4, performances for correcting the axial chromatic aberration and the lateral chromatic aberration can be shared appropriately by the individual subunits in the fourth lens unit. In other words, a large contribution for correcting the lateral chromatic aberration can be assigned to the rear lens subunit. Therefore, in the zoom lens system of each embodiment, the positive lens (first positive lens) Lm is disposed in the rear lens subunit that is closest to the image plane, and hence the lateral chromatic aberration (in particular, the lateral chromatic aberration at the wide-angle end) can be reduced appropriately.
  • In each embodiment, the aperture stop SP is disposed in the object side of and in the vicinity of the front lens subunit U41 (the aperture stop SP is disposed at a position closer to the fourth lens unit than the third lens unit). In this case, h_bar in the rear lens subunit U42 is relatively larger than h_bar in the front lens subunit U41. In addition, an air interval having an appropriate length is provided between the front lens subunit U41 having a positive refractive power and the rear lens subunit U42 having a positive refractive power, and hence h_bar in the rear lens subunit U42 can be increased.
  • In view of the above, it is necessary to select optical material for the positive lens Lm appropriately so that the lateral chromatic aberration is effectively corrected. Hereinafter, an achromatic condition for a lens unit which includes a positive lens and a negative lens and has a positive refractive power ϕ as a whole is described. In this case, the refractive power ϕ(>0) of the entire lens system is expressed as follows.
  • φ = φ 1 + φ 2
    Figure imgb0007

    where ϕ1 denotes a refractive power of the positive lens, ϕ2 denotes a refractive power of the negative lens, and ϕ1>0 and ϕ2<0 are satisfied.
  • In addition, when ν1 denotes an Abbe number of the positive lens and ν2 denotes an Abbe number of the negative lens, the chromatic aberration in the lens unit can be decreased appropriately as E expressed by the expression below approaches zero.
  • E = φ 1 / ν 1 + φ 2 / ν 2
    Figure imgb0008

    where, if E=0 is satisfied, the imaging position becomes the same between the F-line and the C-line, and hence the primary achromatic characteristic can be achieved.
  • Here, ϕ>0 is satisfied in the conditional expression (5). Therefore, |ϕ1|>|ϕ2| is satisfied. In order to satisfy E=0 under this condition, it is necessary that the Abbe numbers of the positive and negative lenses satisfy ν1>ν2 from the conditional expression (6). In other words, it is necessary to configure the lens unit (to select optical materials of the lenses) so that the Abbe number of the positive lens is larger than that of the negative lens.
  • When the primary achromatic characteristic is achieved between the F-line and the C-line in this way, the imaging position of the g-line is shifted from the imaging position of the F-line and the C-line. A deviation amount (secondary spectrum) Δ of the above-mentioned imaging position is expressed by the expression below, Δ = - 1 / φ θ 1 - θ 2 / ν 1 - ν 2
    Figure imgb0009

    where θ1 and θ2 denote partial dispersion ratios of the positive and negative lenses, respectively. Here, the partial dispersion ratio θgF with respect to the g-line and the F-line is defined as follows, θgF = Ng - NF / NF - NC
    Figure imgb0010

    where Ng, NF, Nd, and NC denote refractive indexes of the optical material with respect to the g-line (435.8 nm), F-line (486.1 nm), d-line (587.6 nm), and C-line (656.3 nm) of the Fraunhofer lines, respectively.
  • In general, there is a tendency that the partial dispersion ratio θgF becomes larger for a material having a smaller Abbe number νd. Therefore, θ1<θ2 is easily satisfied. In this case, there is a tendency that the imaging position of the g-line is shifted toward the image plane side on the axis while the imaging position of the g-line is shifted toward the higher side of the image height in the case of off-axis (FIG. 14) according to the conditional expression (7). In order to reduce the secondary spectrum, the numerator (θ1-θ2) of the conditional expression (7) should be decreased while the denominator (ν1-ν2) should be increased.
  • Therefore, in the embodiments of the present invention, in order to decrease the numerator of the conditional expression (7), one positive lens Lm is made of a material having a small νd and a large θgF (having a high extraordinary dispersion). Further, in order to increase the denominator of the conditional expression (7) and to maintain "E=0" which is the primary achromatic condition, a material having a large νd is used for positive lenses other than the positive lens Lm while a material having a small νd is used for negative lenses.
  • With this configuration, the secondary spectrum of the lateral chromatic aberration can be reduced effectively while correcting the axial chromatic aberration appropriately.
  • The front lens subunit preferably satisfies the following conditional expression, 2.1 × 10 - 3 < θfn - θfp / νfp - νfn < 3.7 × 10 - 3
    Figure imgb0011

    where νfp and θfp denote an average Abbe number and an average partial dispersion ratio of materials of positive lenses included in the front lens subunit U41 (in the front lens subunit), respectively, and νfn and θfn denote an average Abbe number and an average partial dispersion ratio of materials of negative lenses included in the front lens subunit (inside the front lens subunit), respectively.
  • In this way, if both the conditional expressions (1) and (9) are satisfied, both the axial chromatic aberration (in particular, the axial chromatic aberration at the telephoto end) and the lateral chromatic aberration (in particular, the lateral chromatic aberration at the wide-angle end) can be reduced appropriately. As described in the expressions (3) and (4), the front lens subunit has a high correction sharing degree of the axial chromatic aberration. Therefore, the axial chromatic aberration can be reduced effectively by appropriately setting the Abbe numbers of the positive lenses and the negative lenses in the front lens subunit.
  • Here, it is more preferred to satisfy the following conditional expression.
  • 2.11 × 10 - 3 < θfn - θfp / νfp - νfn < 2.52 × 10 - 3
    Figure imgb0012
  • It is more preferred to satisfy the following conditional expression, 0.20 < φm / φf < 1.10
    Figure imgb0013

    where ϕf denotes the refractive power of the front lens subunit and ϕm denotes the refractive power of the positive lens Lm.
  • If the conditional expression (10) is satisfied, the lateral chromatic aberration can be reduced more preferably. If ϕm/ϕf falls below the lower limit of the conditional expression (10), it becomes difficult to reduce the lateral chromatic aberration. In particular, if ϕf increases relative to ϕm with the result that ϕm/ϕf falls below the lower limit of the conditional expression (10), it becomes difficult to secure back focus for a zoom lens system interchangeable with respect to the image pickup apparatus or it becomes difficult to correct the lateral chromatic aberration. On the other hand, if ϕm increases relative to ϕf with the result that ϕm/ϕf exceeds the upper limit of the conditional expression (10), it becomes difficult to reduce the axial chromatic aberration. In addition, if ϕf decreases relative to ϕm with the result that ϕm/ϕf exceeds the upper limit of the conditional expression (10), the effective diameter of the rear lens subunit increases with the result that it becomes difficult to reduce size and weight thereof. In addition, it becomes difficult to reduce both the axial chromatic aberration and the lateral chromatic aberration.
  • Here, it is more preferred to satisfy the following conditional expression.
  • 0.21 < φm / φf < 0.60
    Figure imgb0014
  • It is more preferred that the positive lens Lm having a largest dispersion which is included in the rear lens subunit U42 satisfy the following conditional expressions, - 1.65 × 10 - 3 < θm - 0.652 / νm < 0
    Figure imgb0015
    and 15 < νm < 30
    Figure imgb0016

    where νm and θm denote an Abbe number and a partial dispersion ratio of the positive lens Lm, respectively.
  • The material of the positive lens Lm having a largest dispersion among the positive lenses included in the rear lens subunit U42 is selected so as to satisfy the conditional expressions (11) and (12) as described above, and hence the achromatic characteristic is performed more effectively.
  • The optical material satisfying the conditional expression (11) is used for the rear lens subunit U42, and hence chromatic aberration is corrected appropriately over a wide wavelength band between g-line and C-line. In particular, the lateral chromatic aberration at the wide-angle end in the entire optical system is corrected appropriately.
  • If (θm-0.652)/νm falls below the lower limit of the conditional expression (11) or νm exceeds the upper limit of the conditional expression (12), it becomes difficult for the rear lens subunit U42 having a positive refractive power to have sufficient effect of the achromatic characteristic. In particular, it becomes difficult to obtain sufficient correction effect with respect to the lateral chromatic aberration at the wide-angle end in the entire optical system.
  • On the contrary, if (θm-0.652)/νm exceeds the upper limit of the conditional expression (11) or νm falls below the lower limit of the conditional expression (12), a balance between the primary achromatic characteristic and the secondary achromatic characteristic in the rear lens subunit U42 having a positive refractive power becomes lost, and hence it becomes difficult to correct both the axial chromatic aberration and the lateral chromatic aberration in the entire optical system.
  • Here, it is more preferred to satisfy the following conditional expressions.
  • - 1.45 × 10 - 3 < θm - 0.652 / νm < - 0.90 × 10 - 3
    Figure imgb0017
  • 22.5 < νm < 27.0
    Figure imgb0018
  • In addition, it is desired to constitute the positive lens having a largest dispersion in the rear lens subunit as a single lens. The positive lens disposed as the single lens in the rear lens subunit U42 may be disposed close to the lens having a negative refractive power, to thereby perform the achromatic characteristic.
  • In addition, it is desired that the front lens subunit includes at least one positive lens (single lens) and a cemented lens composed of a positive lens and a negative lens.
  • In addition, it is desired that the zoom lens system be a zoom lens system which forms an image on a photoelectric transducer (on an image pickup element).
  • Note that it can be conceivable to adopt a method of dividing an element having a distinctive partial dispersion characteristic into multiple lenses having weak refractive powers and locating the multiple lenses, so as to obtain the chromatic aberration correction effect that is equivalent to the chromatic aberration correction effect of the present invention. In this case, the aberration correction ability for the spherical aberration, the coma, and the like can be improved, and a function as an eccentric aberration adjustment mechanism can be added. However, it becomes difficult to achieve a small size and light weight.
  • In addition, an air interval D between the front lens subunit U41 and the rear lens subunit U42 is set suitable for inserting and removing a magnification-varying optical system (extender, IE, EXT) for changing (changing discontinuously) the focal length range of the entire system. It is desired to satisfy at least one of the following conditional expressions, 0.15 < D / L 4
    Figure imgb0019
    and - 5 ° < ξ < + 5 °
    Figure imgb0020

    where L4 denotes a length from the first lens surface to the final lens surface of the fourth lens unit U4, ξ denotes an inclination angle (degree (°)) between the optical axis and an axial marginal beam passing through the air interval between the front lens subunit U41 and the rear lens subunit U42 of the fourth lens unit U4 wherein ξ=0 indicates an afocal state, the positive sign is assigned to ξ for the converging light beam (that converges toward the image plane), and the negative sign is assigned to ξ for the diverging light beam (that diverges toward the image plane).
  • If D/L4 falls below the lower limit of the conditional expression (13), it becomes difficult to secure the air interval necessary for inserting and removing the magnification-varying optical system.
  • A relatively long back focus is necessary in an optical system which includes a color separation optical system or the like between the lens final surface and the image plane as each embodiment. However, if ξ exceeds the upper limit of the conditional expression (14), it becomes difficult to secure a sufficient length for the back focus. If ξ falls below the lower limit of the conditional expression (14), a divergent angle of the incident light beam becomes too large. As a result, the lens effective diameter of the magnification-varying optical system increases. In addition, it becomes difficult to obtain excellent optical performance.
  • Here, it is more preferred to satisfy at least one of the following conditional expressions.
  • 0.380 < D / L 4 < 0.450
    Figure imgb0021
  • + 0.40 ° < ξ < + 2.80 °
    Figure imgb0022
  • In addition, if a movable section that mainly contributes to magnification-varying (a lens unit which moves in the optical axis direction during varying magnification) is provided in the fourth lens unit U4 having a positive refractive power, the effective diameter of the entire lens system increases and manufacture thereof becomes difficult. It is preferable to satisfy the following conditional expression, 0.20 < φm / φ 4 < 1.30
    Figure imgb0023

    where ϕ4 represents the refractive power of the fourth lens unit.
  • If the conditional expression (15) is satisfied, the lateral chromatic aberration can be preferably suppressed. If ϕm/ϕ4 is smaller than the lower limit of the conditional (15), it becomes difficult to effectively suppress the lateral chromatic aberration. In particular, if ϕ4 is too large, it becomes difficult to secure a sufficient length of back focus. On the other hand, if ϕm/ϕ4 is larger than the upper limit of the conditional (15), it becomes difficult to suppress both the axial chromatic aberration and the lateral chromatic aberration simultaneously.
  • It is preferable to satisfy the following conditional expression, 0.30 < φm / φr < 1.30
    Figure imgb0024

    where ϕr represents the refractive power of the rear lens subunit.
  • If the conditional expression (16) is satisfied, the lateral chromatic aberration can be preferably suppressed. If ϕm/ϕr is smaller than the lower limit of the conditional (16), it becomes difficult to effectively suppress the lateral chromatic aberration. In particular, if ϕr is too large, it becomes difficult to secure a sufficient length of back focus. On the other hand, if ϕm/ϕr is larger than the upper limit of the conditional (16), it becomes difficult to suppress both the axial chromatic aberration and the lateral chromatic aberration simultaneously.
  • It is preferable to satisfy the following conditional expression, 0.25 < φm / φfp < 1.85
    Figure imgb0025

    where ϕfp represents the average of the refractive powers of the positive lenses included in the front lens subunit.
  • If the conditional expression (17) is satisfied, the lateral chromatic aberration can be preferably suppressed. If ϕm/ϕfp is smaller than the lower limit of the conditional (17), it becomes difficult to effectively suppress the lateral chromatic aberration. On the other hand, if ϕm/ϕfp is larger than the upper limit of the conditional (17), it becomes difficult to suppress both the axial chromatic aberration and the lateral chromatic aberration simultaneously.
  • It is preferable to satisfy the following conditional expression, - 1.50 < φm / φfn < - 0.30
    Figure imgb0026

    where ϕfn represents the average of the refractive powers of the negative lenses included in the front lens subunit.
  • If the conditional expression (18) is satisfied, the lateral chromatic aberration can be preferably suppressed. If ϕm/ϕfn is smaller than the lower limit of the conditional (18), it becomes difficult to suppress both the axial chromatic aberration and the lateral chromatic aberration simultaneously. On the other hand, if ϕm/ϕfn is larger than the upper limit of the conditional (18), it becomes difficult to effectively suppress the lateral chromatic aberration.
  • It is preferable to satisfy the following conditional expression, 0.30 < φm / φrp < 0.95
    Figure imgb0027

    where ϕrp represents the average of the refractive powers of the positive lenses other than the positive lens Lm included in the rear lens subunit.
  • If the conditional expression (19) is satisfied, the lateral chromatic aberration can be preferably suppressed. If ϕm/ϕrp is smaller than the lower limit of the conditional (19), it becomes difficult to effectively suppress the lateral chromatic aberration. On the other hand, if ϕm/ϕrp is larger than the upper limit of the conditional (19), it becomes difficult to suppress both the axial chromatic aberration and the lateral chromatic aberration simultaneously.
  • It is preferable to satisfy the following conditional expression, - 0.60 < φm / φrn < - 0.15
    Figure imgb0028

    where ϕrn represents the average of the refractive powers of the negative lenses included in the rear lens subunit.
  • If the conditional expression (20) is satisfied, the lateral chromatic aberration can be preferably suppressed. If ϕm/ϕrn is smaller than the lower limit of the conditional (20), it becomes difficult to suppress both the axial chromatic aberration and the lateral chromatic aberration simultaneously. On the other hand, if ϕm/ϕrn is larger than the upper limit of the conditional (20), it becomes difficult to effectively suppress the lateral chromatic aberration.
  • The zoom lens system of the present invention is of a zoom type capable of achieving a magnification-varying ratio of from approximately 7x to 40x (preferably, up to approximately 100x), and achieving excellent aberration correction over the entire zoom range with a relatively simple lens structure.
  • < Embodiment 1>
  • FIG. 1 illustrates a structure of a zoom lens system according to Embodiment 1 (Numerical Embodiment 1) of the present invention and an optical path in a state of focusing on an infinite-distance object at the wide-angle end. FIGS. 2A, 2B, and 2C are longitudinal aberration graphs when focused on an object at a distance of 2 m at the wide-angle end, at a focal length of 16.02 mm, and at the telephoto end in Numerical Embodiment 1, respectively.
  • Here, the value of the focal length and the object distance are values when the numerical embodiment described later are expressed in mm. The object distance is a distance from the image plane. The same applies to the following embodiments.
  • In the lens optical path diagram, the first lens unit U1 does not move during zooming and has a positive refractive power. The first lens unit U1 has a refractive power for focusing. A whole or a part of the lens unit having the refractive power is moved for focusing.
  • The second lens unit U2 is a lens unit (variator lens unit) which moves during zooming and has a negative refractive power.
  • The third lens unit U3 is a lens unit (compensator lens unit) which moves during zooming and has a negative refractive power. This third lens unit U3 moves on the optical axis along with a movement of the second lens unit, to thereby correct the image plane variation accompanying the magnification-varying.
  • The aperture stop SP is disposed between the third lens unit U3 and the fourth lens unit. The fourth lens unit (relay lens unit) U4 does not move during zooming and has a positive refractive power for forming an image.
  • The fourth lens unit U4 includes the front lens subunit U41 having a positive refractive power and the rear lens subunit U42 having a positive refractive power with a largest air interval therebetween.
  • The reference symbol DG indicates a color separation prism or an optical filter illustrated as a glass block. An image plane IP corresponds to the image pickup surface of a solid-state image pickup element (photoelectric transducer).
  • The lens (optical element) Lm is made of a material (optical material) having an extraordinary dispersion.
  • In the aberration diagrams, spherical aberrations are illustrated for the g-line, the e-line, the C-line, and the F-line. The astigmatisms are illustrated for a meridional image plane (meri) of the e-line and a sagittal image plane (sagi) of the e-line. The lateral chromatic aberrations are illustrated for the g-line, the C-line, and the F-line. Fno denotes an F number, and ω denotes a half angle of view.
  • In all of the aberration diagrams, spherical aberration curves are drawn at a scale of 0.2 mm, astigmatism curves are drawn at a scale of 0.2 mm, distortion curves are drawn at a scale of 5%, and lateral chromatic aberration curves are drawn at a scale of 0.05 mm.
  • In the following embodiments, the wide-angle end and the telephoto end mean zoom positions corresponding to both ends of the mechanically movable range on the optical axis of the second lens unit U2 for changing magnification.
  • The lens structure described above is the same for each embodiment described below.
  • In Numerical Embodiment 1 corresponding to Embodiment 1, substituting an Abbe number and a partial dispersion ratio into the conditional expressions (1) and (9) to (14) yields values described in an "Embodiment 1" column of Table 1, and hence all the conditional expressions are satisfied. Therefore, Numerical Embodiment 1 achieves an excellent lateral chromatic aberration at the wide-angle end and an excellent axial chromatic aberration over the entire zoom range.
  • The lens Lm made of the optical material having the extraordinary dispersion in Numerical Embodiment 1 is disposed in the most object-side in the rear lens subunit U42 as a positive lens. The lateral chromatic aberration is effectively corrected particularly on the wide-angle side.
  • The front lens subunit U41 includes a positive lens, a positive lens, and a cemented lens composed of a positive lens and a negative lens.
  • The rear lens subunit U42 includes a positive lens, a cemented lens composed of a negative lens and a positive lens, a cemented lens composed of a positive lens and a negative lens, and a positive lens.
  • Note that the interval between the front lens subunit U41 and the rear lens subunit U42 is set suitable for inserting and removing the magnification-varying optical system for changing the focal length range of the entire system.
  • < Embodiment 2>
  • FIG. 3 is an optical path diagram illustrating a zoom lens system according to Embodiment 2 (Numerical Embodiment 2) of the present invention in a state of focusing on the infinite-distance object at the wide-angle end. FIGS. 4A, 4B, and 4C are longitudinal aberration graphs when focusing on an object at a distance of 2 m at the wide-angle end, at a focal length of 16.02 mm, and at the telephoto end in Numerical Embodiment 2, respectively.
  • In Numerical Embodiment 2 corresponding to Embodiment 2, substituting an Abbe number and a partial dispersion ratio into the conditional expressions (1) and (9) to (14) yields values described in an "Embodiment 2" column of Table 2, and hence all the conditional expressions are satisfied. Therefore, Numerical Embodiment 2 achieves an excellent lateral chromatic aberration at the wide-angle end and an excellent axial chromatic aberration over the entire zoom range.
  • The lens Lm made of the optical material having the extraordinary dispersion in Numerical Embodiment 2 is disposed in the most object-side in the rear lens subunit U42 as a positive lens. The lateral chromatic aberration is effectively corrected particularly on the wide-angle side.
  • The front lens subunit U41 and the rear lens subunit U42 each have the same lens structure as in Embodiment 1. However, the material of a lens having the largest dispersion which is included in the rear lens subunit U42 is different between Embodiments 1 and 2.
  • Compared with Numerical Embodiment 2, The partial dispersion ratio of the lens material having the largest dispersion among the positive lenses included in the rear lens subunit U42 is larger in Numerical Embodiment 1. This enables to correct the lateral chromatic aberration at the wide-angle end more effectively particularly in the entire optical system.
  • On the other hand, compared with Numerical Embodiment 1, the dispersion of the lens material having the largest dispersion among the positive lenses included in the rear lens subunit U42 is smaller in Numerical Embodiment 2. This enables realizing an excellent correction balance particularly for axial chromatic aberration and a chromatic spherical aberration component over the entire zoom range in the entire optical system.
  • Note that the interval between the front lens subunit U41 and the rear lens subunit U42 is set suitable for inserting and removing the magnification-varying optical system for changing the focal length range of the entire system.
  • < Embodiment 3>
  • FIG. 5 is an optical path diagram illustrating a zoom lens system according to Embodiment 3 (Numerical Embodiment 3) of the present invention in a state of focusing on the infinite-distance object at the wide-angle end. FIGS. 6A, 6B, and 6C are longitudinal aberration graphs when focusing on an object at a distance of 2 m at the wide-angle end, at a focal length of 16.02 mm, and at the telephoto end in Numerical Embodiment 3, respectively.
  • In Numerical Embodiment 3 corresponding to Embodiment 3, substituting an Abbe number and a partial dispersion ratio into the conditional expressions (1) and (9) to (14) yields values described in an "Embodiment 3" column of Table 1, and hence all the conditional expressions are satisfied. Therefore, Numerical Embodiment 3 achieves an excellent lateral chromatic aberration at the wide-angle end and an excellent axial chromatic aberration over the entire zoom range.
  • The lens Lm made of the optical material having the extraordinary dispersion in Numerical Embodiment 3 is disposed in the most object-side in the rear lens subunit U42 as a positive lens. The lateral chromatic aberration is effectively corrected particularly on the wide-angle side.
  • The lens structures of the front lens subunit U41 and the rear lens subunit U42 are the same as in Embodiments 1 and 2, and the lens having the largest dispersion which is included in the rear lens subunit U42 is the same as in Embodiment 2.
  • Note that the interval between the front lens subunit U41 and the rear lens subunit U42 is set suitable for inserting and removing the magnification-varying optical system for changing the focal length range of the entire system.
  • < Embodiment 4>
  • FIG. 7 is an optical path diagram illustrating a zoom lens system according to Embodiment 4 (Numerical Embodiment 4) of the present invention in a state of focusing on the infinite-distance object at the wide-angle end. FIGS. 8A, 8B, and 8C are longitudinal aberration graphs when focusing on an object at a distance of 6 m at the wide-angle end, at a focal length of 30.29 mm, and at the telephoto end in Numerical Embodiment 4, respectively.
  • In Numerical Embodiment 4 corresponding to Embodiment 4, substituting an Abbe number and a partial dispersion ratio into the conditional expressions (1) and (9) to (14) yields values described in an "Embodiment 4" column of Table 1, and hence all the conditional expressions are satisfied. Therefore, Numerical Embodiment 4 achieves an excellent lateral chromatic aberration at the wide-angle end and an excellent axial chromatic aberration over the entire zoom range.
  • The lens Lm made of the optical material having the extraordinary dispersion in Numerical Embodiment 4 is disposed in the most image-plane side in the rear lens subunit U42 as a positive lens. The lateral chromatic aberration is effectively corrected particularly on the wide-angle side.
  • The lens in Embodiment 4 has a smaller zoom ratio than the zoom ratios in Embodiments 1 to 3 and has a zoom configuration specialized in more telephoto side.
  • The lens structure of the rear lens subunit U42 is the same as in Embodiments 1 to 3, but the front lens subunit U41 includes a positive lens, a cemented lens composed of a positive lens and a negative lens, and a cemented lens composed of a positive lens and a negative lens.
  • Note that the interval between the front lens subunit U41 and the rear lens subunit U42 is set suitable for inserting and removing the magnification-varying optical system for changing the focal length range of the entire system.
  • < Embodiment 5>
  • FIG. 9 is an optical path diagram illustrating a zoom lens system according to Embodiment 5 (Numerical Embodiment 5) of the present invention in a state of focusing on the infinite-distance object at the wide-angle end. FIGS. 10A, 10B, and 10C are longitudinal aberration graphs when focusing on an object at a distance of 6 m at the wide-angle end, at a focal length of 30.29 mm, and at the telephoto end in Numerical Embodiment 5, respectively.
  • In Numerical Embodiment 5 corresponding to Embodiment 5, substituting an Abbe number and a partial dispersion ratio into the conditional expressions (1) and (9) to (14) yields values described in an "Embodiment 5" column of Table 1, and hence all the conditional expressions are satisfied. Therefore, Numerical Embodiment 5 achieves an excellent lateral chromatic aberration at the wide-angle end and an excellent axial chromatic aberration over the entire zoom range.
  • The lens Lm made of an optical material having the extraordinary dispersion according to Numerical Embodiment 5 is disposed in the most image-plane side in the rear lens subunit U42 as a positive lens. The lateral chromatic aberration is effectively corrected particularly on the wide-angle side.
  • The lenses in Embodiment 5 are the same as those in Embodiment 4 for the first to third lens units and the arrangement of the positive and negative lenses of the fourth lens unit.
  • The lens in Embodiment 5 has a larger value of E defined in the expression (6) indicating the refractive power of the lens Lm than the lens in Embodiment 4, and hence the lateral chromatic aberration is more effectively corrected at the wide-angle end.
  • Note that the interval between the front lens subunit U41 and the rear lens subunit U42 is set suitable for inserting and removing the magnification-varying optical system for changing the focal length range of the entire system.
  • < Embodiment 6>
  • FIG. 11 is an optical path diagram illustrating a zoom lens system according to Embodiment 6 (Numerical Embodiment 6) of the present invention in a state of focusing on the infinite-distance object at the wide-angle end. FIGS. 12A, 12B, and 12C are longitudinal aberration graphs when focusing on an object at a distance of 2 m at the wide-angle end, at a focal length of 32.04 mm, and at the telephoto end in Numerical Embodiment 6, respectively.
  • In Numerical Embodiment 6 corresponding to Embodiment 6, there is provided a structure in which a magnification-varying optical system is inserted into the largest air interval in the fourth lens unit. The magnification-varying optical system is illustrated in FIG. 11 as an extender (EXT) and can be inserted and removed.
  • In Numerical Embodiment 6 corresponding to Embodiment 6, substituting an Abbe number and a partial dispersion ratio into the conditional expressions (1) and (9) to (14) yields values described in an "Embodiment 6" column of Table 1, and hence all the conditional expressions are satisfied. Therefore, Numerical Embodiment 6 achieves an excellent lateral chromatic aberration at the wide-angle end and an excellent axial chromatic aberration over the entire zoom range.
  • Note that the aberration graph of Embodiment 6 has a scale of 0.4 mm for both the spherical aberration and the astigmatism unlike other embodiments.
  • < Embodiment 7>
  • FIG. 13 is a schematic diagram illustrating a main part of an image pickup apparatus 125 (television camera system) according to Embodiment 7 using the zoom lens system according to each of the embodiments as an image pickup optical system. In FIG. 13, a zoom lens system 101 according to any one of Embodiments 1 to 6 and a camera body 124 are provided, and the zoom lens system 101 is detachably attached to the camera body 124. The image pickup apparatus (image pickup system) 125 is configured by attaching the zoom lens system 101 to the camera body 124. Or, the zoom lens system 101 and the camera body 124 may be configured integrally.
  • The zoom lens system 101 includes a first lens unit F, a magnification-varying section LZ, and a fourth lens unit R for imaging. The first lens unit F includes a focusing lens unit. The magnification-varying section LZ includes a second lens unit which moves on the optical axis so as to vary the magnification and a third lens unit which moves on the optical axis so as to correct an image plane variation due to magnification-varying.
  • The zoom lens system 101 includes an aperture stop SP. The fourth lens unit R includes magnification-varying optical system (lens unit) IE which may be inserted onto or removed from the optical path. The magnification-varying optical system IE (EXT) is provided to shift discontinuously the focal length range of the entire system of the zoom lens system 101.
  • Drive mechanisms 114 and 115 such as helicoids or cams drive the first lens unit F and the magnification-varying section LZ, respectively, in the optical axis direction. Motors (drive units) 116 to 118 are provided to electrically drive the drive mechanisms 114 and 115 and the aperture stop SP. Detectors 119 to 121 such as encoders, potentiometers, or photosensors detect positions of the first lens unit F and the magnification-varying section LZ on the optical axis and a stop diameter of the aperture stop SP.
  • The camera body 124 includes: a glass block 109 corresponding to an optical filter or a color separation prism; and a solid-state image pickup element (photoelectric transducer) such as a CCD sensor or a CMOS sensor, for receiving a subject image formed by the zoom lens system 101. Further, CPUs 111 and 122 perform various drive controls of the camera body 124 and the main body of the zoom lens system 101, respectively.
  • When the zoom lens system according to the present invention is applied to the television camera system as described above, the image pickup apparatus having high optical performance is realized.
  • Hereinafter, Numerical Embodiments 1 to 6 corresponding to Embodiments 1 to 6 of the present invention are described. In the respective numerical embodiments, a surface number "i" is counted from the object side. In addition, ri indicates a curvature radius of an i-th surface counted from the object side and di indicates an interval between the i-th surface and an (i+1)-th surface which are counted from the object side. Further, Ni and νi indicate a refractive index and an Abbe number of an i-th optical material, respectively. Last three surfaces correspond to a glass block such as a filter.
  • An aspherical surface shape is expressed by the following expression,
  • X = H 2 / R 1 + 1 - 1 + k H / R 2 + A 4 H 4 + A 6 H 6 + A 8 H 8 + A 10 H 10 + A 12 H 12 + A 3 H 3 + A 5 H 5 + A 7 H 7 + A 9 H 9 + A 11 H 11
    Figure imgb0029

    where assuming that an X-axis is the optical axis direction, an H-axis is a direction perpendicular to the optical axis, and a light traveling direction is positive, R represents a paraxial curvature radius, k represents a conic constant, and A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A9, A10, All, and A12 denote aspherical surface coefficients. In the Numerical Embodiments, "e-Z" indicates "×10-Z", and the mark "*" indicates the aspherical surface.
  • (Numerical Embodiment 1)
    Surface data Surface number r d nd vd θgF Effective
    diameter
    1* 227.195 2.50 1.77250 49.6 0.5521 87.70
    2 33.736 19.76 61.84
    3 311.589 1.85 1.75500 52.3 0.5476 61.28
    4 80.391 13.54 58.97
    5 -80.728 1.75 1.75500 52.3 0.5476 58.73
    6 -17642.010 1.30 60.74
    7 135.169 6.62 1.80518 25.4 0.6161 63.25
    8 -339.711 1.16 63.31
    9 328.904 9.40 1.51633 64.1 0.5352 62.99
    10* -74.094 11.86 62.84
    11 1211.778 8.57 1.48749 70.2 0.5300 54.63
    12 -67.682 1.65 1.88300 40.8 0.5667 54.19
    13 -126.215 0.20 54.42
    14 182.391 1.65 2.00330 28.3 0.5980 52.89
    15 55.727 10.56 1.49700 81.5 0.5375 52.39
    16 -405.898 0.20 53.25
    17 130.732 9.01 1.49700 81.5 0.5375 54.61
    18 -91.216 0.20 54.76
    19 57.687 7.79 1.62041 60.3 0.5426 52.65
    20 1234.500 (Variable) 51.79
    21 52.721 0.75 1.88300 40.8 0.5667 21.51
    22 13.435 3.29 18.24
    23 67.192 0.75 1.88300 40.8 0.5667 18.10
    24 36.490 2.83 17.67
    25 -48.656 4.75 1.80518 25.4 0.6161 17.46
    26 -12.990 0.80 1.88300 40.8 0.5667 17.55
    27 -1003.160 0.20 18.01
    28 33.652 2.54 1.68893 31.1 0.6003 18.31
    29 1299.417 (Variable) 18.15
    30 -26.243 0.75 1.75500 52.3 0.5476 18.06
    31 52.073 2.45 1.80810 22.8 0.6307 19.53
    32 -173.421 (Variable) 20.04
    33 1.40 26.40
    (Stop)
    34 -2344.389 3.04 1.54814 45.8 0.5685 27.33
    35 -52.261 0.20 27.84
    36 559.498 2.59 1.72047 34.7 0.5834 28.67
    37 -94.784 0.20 28.92
    38 90.102 6.95 1.72047 34.7 0.5834 29.17
    39 -29.451 1.20 1.92286 18.9 0.6495 29.01
    40 -294.678 34.00 29.25
    41 114.071 4.00 1.92286 18.9 0.6495 29.48
    42 -71.194 6.81 29.30
    43 -261.853 1.20 1.88300 40.8 0.5667 23.75
    44 21.740 5.13 1.49700 81.5 0.5375 22.37
    45 1783.648 0.24 22.20
    46 35.748 7.14 1.49700 81.5 0.5375 22.12
    47 -19.737 1.20 2.00330 28.3 0.5980 21.88
    48 -140.247 0.15 22.89
    49 90.253 5.55 1.49700 81.5 0.5375 23.35
    50 -26.510 4.00 23.62
    51 33.00 1.60859 46.4 0.5664 40.00
    52 13.20 1.51680 64.2 0.5347 40.00
    53 (Variable) 40.00
    Image
    plane
  • Aspherical surface data First surface
  • K =-5.42173e+001 A 4=1.90661e-006 A 6=3.73103e-011 A 8=-1.91524e-013
    A10=-6.77526e-019
    A 3=-4.12872e-006 A 5=-1.32181e-008 A 7=2.42261e-012 A 9=2.44378e-015
  • Tenth surface
  • K =-2.28238e+000 A 4=-2.08837e-007 A 6=2.96604e-011 A 8=3.48782e-013
    A10=-1.18721e-016
    A 3=-6.36724e-007 A 5=5.61037e-010 A 7=-1.11164e-011 A 9=-3.18271e-016
  • Various data
  • Zoom ratio 13.00
    Wide-angle Intermediate Telephoto
    Focal length 4.45 16.02 57.85
    F number 1.90 1.90 2.80
    Field angle 51.02 18.95 0.00
    Image height 5.50 5.50 0.00
    Total lens length 300.03 300.03 300.03
    BF 38.16 38.16 38.16
    d20 0.91 31.10 44.72
    d29 42.27 8.63 6.22
    d32 9.00 12.46 1.24
    d53 4.99 4.99 4.99
    Incident pupil position 34.85 53.95 97.66
    Exit pupil position 724.89 724.89 724.89
    Front principal point position 39.33 70.32 160.16
    Rear principal point position 0.54 -11.03 -52.86
  • Zoom lens unit data
  • Unit Most-object-side surface Focal length Lens structure length Front principal point position Rear principal point position
    1 1 26.80 109.58 47.04 36.95
    2 21 -16.80 15.91 0.43 -11.92
    3 30 -43.80 3.20 -0.39 -2.18
    4 33 52.90 131.20 56.46 -113.55
  • (Numerical Embodiment 2)
  • Surface data
    Surface number R d nd vd θgF Effective diameter
    1* 227.195 2.50 1.77250 49.6 0.5521 87.70
    2 33.736 19.76 61.84
    3 311.589 1.85 1.75500 52.3 0.5476 61.28
    4 80.391 13.54 58.97
    5 -80.728 1.75 1.75500 52.3 0.5476 58.73
    6 -17642.010 1.30 60.74
    7 135.169 6.62 1.80518 25.4 0.6161 63.25
    8 -339.711 1.16 63.31
    9 328.904 9.40 1.51633 64.1 0.5352 62.99
    10* -74.094 11.86 62.84
    11 1211.778 8.57 1.48749 70.2 0.5300 54.63
    12 -67.682 1.65 1.88300 40.8 0.5667 54.19
    13 -126.215 0.20 54.42
    14 182.391 1.65 2.00330 28.3 0.5980 52.89
    15 55.727 10.56 1.49700 81.5 0.5375 52.39
    16 -405.898 0.20 53.25
    17 130.732 9.01 1.49700 81.5 0.5375 54.61
    18 -91.216 0.20 54.76
    19 57.687 7.79 1.62041 60.3 0.5426 52.65
    20 1234.500 (Variable) 51.79
    21 52.721 0.75 1.88300 40.8 0.5667 21.51
    22 13.435 3.29 18.24
    23 67.192 0.75 1.88300 40.8 0.5667 18.10
    24 36.490 2.83 17.67
    25 -48.656 4.75 1.80518 25.4 0.6161 17.46
    26 -12.990 0.80 1.88300 40.8 0.5667 17.55
    27 -1003.160 0.20 18.01
    28 33.652 2.54 1.68893 31.1 0.6003 18.31
    29 1299.417 (Variable) 18.15
    30 -26.243 0.75 1.75500 52.3 0.5476 18.06
    31 52.073 2.45 1.80810 22.8 0.6307 19.53
    32 -173.421 (Variable) 20.04
    33 1.40 26.40
    (Stop)
    34 -6210.608 3.48 1.51742 52.4 0.5564 27.34
    35 -43.230 0.20 27.87
    36 131.811 2.86 1.51742 52.4 0.5564 28.91
    37 -139.192 0.20 29.07
    38 60.741 6.91 1.51742 52.4 0.5564 29.31
    39 -35.821 1.20 1.80810 22.8 0.6307 29.08
    40 -219.130 34.00 29.28
    41 71.936 4.28 1.84666 23.8 0.6205 28.71
    42 -77.529 6.46 28.41
    43 -69.616 1.20 1.88300 40.8 0.5667 23.34
    44 24.451 5.56 1.48749 70.2 0.5300 22.36
    45 -79.972 0.24 22.39
    46 46.903 6.56 1.49700 81.5 0.5375 22.61
    47 -23.655 1.20 2.00330 28.3 0.5980 22.46
    48 -111.207 0.15 23.22
    49 88.163 5.09 1.49700 81.5 0.5375 23.59
    50 -31.853 4.00 23.72
    51 33.00 1.60859 46.4 0.5664 40.00
    52 13.20 1.51680 64.2 0.5347 40.00
    53 (Variable) 40.00
    Image
    plane
  • Aspherical surface data First surface
  • K =-5.42173e+001 A 4=1.90661e-006 A 6=3.73103e-011 A 8=-1.91524e-013
    A10=-6.77526e-019
    A 3=-4.12872e-006 A 5=-1.32181e-008 A 7=2.42261e-012 A 9=2.44378e-015
  • Tenth surface
  • K =-2.28238e+000 A 4=-2.08837e-007 A 6=2.96604e-011 A 8=3.48782e-013
    A10=-1.18721e-016
    A 3=-6.36724e-007 A 5=5.61037e-010 A7=-1.11164e-011 A9=-3.18271e-016
  • Various data
  • Zoom ratio 13.00
    Wide-angle Intermediate Telephoto
    Focal length 4.45 16.02 57.85
    F number 1.90 1.90 2.80
    Field angle 51.02 18.95 0.00
    Image height 5.50 5.50 0.00
    Total lens length 300.04 300.04 300.04
    BF 38.17 38.17 38.17
    d20 0.91 31.10 44.72
    d29 42.27 8.63 6.22
    d32 9.00 12.46 1.24
    d53 5.00 5.00 5.00
    Incident pupil position 34.85 53.95 97.66
    Exit pupil position 502.92 502.92 502.92
    Front principal point position 39.34 70.48 162.23
    Rear principal point position 0.55 -11.02 -52.85
  • Zoom lens unit data
  • Unit Most-object-side surface Focal length Lens structure length Front principal point position Rear principal point position
    1 1 26.80 109.58 47.04 36.95
    2 21 -16.80 15.91 0.43 -11.92
    3 30 -43.80 3.20 -0.39 -2.18
    4 33 55.14 131.20 60.51 -118.56
  • (Numerical Embodiment 3)
    Surface number r d nd vd θgF Elective
    diameter
    1* 227.195 2.50 1.77250 49.6 0.5521 87.70
    2 33.736 19.76 61.84
    3 311.589 1.85 1.75500 52.3 0.5476 61.28
    4 80.391 13.54 58.97
    5 -80.728 1.75 1.75500 52.3 0.5476 58.73
    6 -17642.010 1.30 60.74
    7 135.169 6.62 1.80518 25.4 0.6161 63.25
    8 -339.711 1.16 63.31
    9 328.904 9.40 1.51633 64.1 0.5352 62.99
    10* -74.094 11.86 62.84
    11 1211.778 8.57 1.48749 70.2 0.5300 54.63
    12 -67.682 1.65 1.88300 40.8 0.5667 54.19
    13 -126.215 0.20 54.42
    14 182.391 1.65 2.00330 28.3 0.5980 52.89
    15 55.727 10.56 1.49700 81.5 0.5375 52.39
    16 -405.898 0.20 53.25
    17 130.732 9.01 1.49700 81.5 0.5375 54.61
    18 -91.216 0.20 54.76
    19 57.687 7.79 1.62041 60.3 0.5426 52.65
    20 1234.500 (Variable) 51.79
    21 52.721 0.75 1.88300 40.8 0.5667 21.51
    22 13.435 3.29 18.24
    23 67.192 0.75 1.88300 40.8 0.5667 18.10
    24 36.490 2.83 17.67
    25 -48.656 4.75 1.80518 25.4 0.6161 17.46
    26 -12.990 0.80 1.88300 40.8 0.5667 17.55
    27 -1003.160 0.20 18.01
    28 33.652 2.54 1.68893 31.1 0.6003 18.31
    29 1299.417 (Variable) 18.15
    30 -26.243 0.75 1.75500 52.3 0.5476 18.06
    31 52.073 2.45 1.80810 22.8 0.6307 19.53
    32 -173.421 (Variable) 20.04
    33 1.40 26.40
    (Stop)
    34 74917.413 3.48 1.53172 48.8 0.5630 27.36
    35 -43.582 0.20 27.87
    36 120.353 3.49 1.53172 48.8 0.5630 28.90
    37 -80.921 0.20 29.04
    38 55.956 6.65 1.53172 48.8 0.5630 28.96
    39 -38.300 1.20 1.84666 23.8 0.6205 28.56
    40 657.884 34.00 28.47
    41 84.421 4.17 1.84666 23.8 0.6205 28.30
    42 -68.461 5.37 28.06
    43 -84.755 1.20 1.88300 40.8 0.5667 23.78
    44 24.694 5.66 1.48749 70.2 0.5300 22.73
    45 -72.325 0.24 22.72
    46 43.202 6.81 1.49700 81.5 0.5375 22.86
    47 -21.609 1.20 1.90366 31.3 0.5947 22.63
    48 -585.336 0.20 23.38
    49 73.112 5.54 1.48749 70.2 0.5300 23.77
    50 -29.309 4.00 23.94
    51 33.00 1.60859 46.4 0.5664 40.00
    52 13.20 1.51680 64.2 0.5347 40.00
    53 (Variable) 40.00
    Image
    plane
  • Aspherical surface data First surface
  • K =-5.42173e+001 A 4=1.90661e-006 A 6=3.73103e-011 A 8=-1.91524e-013
    A10=-6.77526e-019
    A 3=-4.12872e-006 A 5=-1.32181e-008 A 7=2.42261e-012 A 9=2.44378e-015
  • Tenth surface
  • K =-2.28238e+000 A 4=-2.08837e-007 A 6=2.96604e-011 A 8=3.48782e-013
    A10=-1.18721e-016
    A 3=-6.36724e-007 A 5=5.61037e-010 A7=-1.11164e-011 A9=-3.18271e-016
  • Various data
  • Zoom ratio 13.00
    Wide-angle Intermediate Telephoto
    Focal length 4.45 16.02 57.85
    F number 1.90 1.90 2.80
    Field angle 51.02 18.95 5.43
    Image height 5.50 5.50 5.50
    Total lens length 300.04 300.04 300.04
    BF 38.17 38.17 38.17
    d20 0.91 31.10 44.72
    d29 42.27 8.63 6.22
    d32 9.00 12.46 1.24
    d53 5.00 5.00 5.00
    Incident pupil position 34.85 53.95 97.66
    Exit pupil position 432.51 432.51 432.51
    Front principal point position 39.35 70.57 163.34
    Rear principal point position 0.55 -11.02 -52.85
  • Zoom lens unit data
  • Unit Most- object- side surface Focal length Lens structure length Front principal point position Rear principal point position
    1 1 26.80 109.58 47.04 36.95
    2 21 -16.80 15.91 0.43 -11.92
    3 30 -43.80 3.20 -0.39 -2.18
    4 33 56.42 131.20 62.82 -121.43
  • (Numerical Embodiment 4)
    Surface data Surface number r d nd vd θgF Elective
    diameter
    1 348.182 3.86 1.77250 49.6 0.5521 78.53
    2 65.248 6.25 70.54
    3 65.578 6.13 1.75520 27.5 0.6103 69.19
    4 97.706 8.94 67.70
    5 612.487 5.45 1.49700 81.5 0.5375 65.53
    6 -416.776 20.81 64.14
    7 373.686 2.97 1.69895 30.1 0.6029 59.10
    8 58.828 11.20 1.43875 95.0 0.5342 57.56
    9 -578.845 0.12 57.57
    10 113.463 6.31 1.43875 95.0 0.5342 57.41
    11 -693.179 0.12 57.04
    12 81.228 7.09 1.77250 49.6 0.5521 56.42
    13 -911.265 (Variable) 55.84
    14 47.769 1.19 1.77250 49.6 0.5521 23.96
    15 19.993 5.13 21.26
    16 -37.085 1.19 1.77250 49.6 0.5521 20.80
    17 37.085 4.25 20.22
    18 -44.595 3.54 1.72825 28.5 0.6077 20.54
    19 -24.436 1.19 1.77250 49.6 0.5521 21.25
    20 -72.930 0.12 22.15
    21 74.058 4.17 1.67270 32.1 0.5988 22.78
    22 -70.755 (Variable) 22.94
    23 -35.850 1.07 1.77250 49.6 0.5521 19.03
    24 56.162 3.95 1.84666 23.8 0.6205 20.13
    25 -516.532 (Variable) 21.02
    26 (Stop) 1.86 23.29
    27 -217.157 3.27 1.64000 60.1 0.5372 24.12
    28 -41.752 0.12 24.76
    29 281.173 4.80 1.53172 48.8 0.5630 25.25
    30 -30.833 1.37 1.83400 37.2 0.5775 25.44
    31 -91.060 0.12 26.18
    32 63.027 4.81 1.72047 34.7 0.5834 26.66
    33 -55.843 1.78 1.80518 25.4 0.6161 26.52
    34 -11707.793 31.11 26.37
    35 45.769 4.81 1.49700 81.5 0.5375 26.82
    36 -87.359 0.12 26.57
    37 357.305 1.37 1.88300 40.8 0.5667 26.06
    38 29.004 5.19 1.49700 81.5 0.5375 25.14
    39 -134.470 0.28 25.06
    40 64.530 5.27 1.49700 81.5 0.5375 24.73
    41 -33.681 1.37 1.88300 40.8 0.5667 24.30
    42 -158.115 0.12 24.22
    43 157.207 2.49 1.80518 25.4 0.6161 24.03
    44 9233.957 2.97 23.69
    45 37.48 1.60859 46.4 0.5664 29.73
    46 5.17 1.51633 64.2 0.5352 29.73
    47 (Variable) 29.73
    Image
    plane
  • Various data
  • Zoom ratio 8.00
    Wide-angle Intermediate Telephoto
    Focal length 10.70 30.29 85.62
    F number 2.28 2.27 2.27
    Field angle 27.20 10.29 3.68
    Image height 5.50 5.50 5.50
    Total lens length 285.47 285.47 285.47
    BF 41.53 41.53 41.53
    d13 4.21 40.88 60.78
    d22 60.35 19.59 3.47
    d25 4.07 8.16 4.38
    d47 11.89 11.89 11.89
    Incident pupil position 71.13 153.89 313.63
    Exit pupil position -233.54 -233.54 -233.54
    Front principal point position 81.36 180.44 369.38
    Rear principal point position 1.19 -18.40 -73.73
  • Zoom lens unit data
  • Unit Most- object- side surface Focal length Lens structure lngth Front principal point position Rear principal point position
    1 1 77.30 79.25 62.50 14.52
    2 14 -22.59 20.78 0.20 -19.02
    3 23 -54.11 5.02 -0.29 -3.03
    4 26 41.48 115.89 32.68 -79.41
  • (Numerical Embodiment 5)
    Surface data Surface number r d nd vd θgF Effective
    diameter
    1 348.182 3.86 1.77250 49.6 0.5521 78.53
    2 65.248 6.25 70.54
    3 65.578 6.13 1.75520 27.5 0.6103 69.19
    4 97.706 8.94 67.70
    5 612.487 5.45 1.49700 81.5 0.5375 65.53
    6 -416.776 20.81 64.14
    7 373.686 2.97 1.69895 30.1 0.6029 59.10
    8 58.828 11.20 1.43875 95.0 0.5342 57.56
    9 -578.845 0.12 57.57
    10 113.463 6.31 1.43875 95.0 0.5342 57.41
    11 -693.179 0.12 57.04
    12 81.228 7.09 1.77250 49.6 0.5521 56.42
    1 -911.265 (Variable) 55.84
    14 47.769 1.19 1.77250 49.6 0.5521 23.96
    15 19.993 5.13 21.26
    16 -37.085 1.19 1.77250 49.6 0.5521 20.80
    17 37.085 4.25 20.22
    18 -44.595 3.54 1.72825 28.5 0.6077 20.54
    19 -24.436 1.19 1.77250 49.6 0.5521 21.25
    20 -72.930 0.12 22.15
    21 74.058 4.17 1.67270 32.1 0.5988 22.78
    22 -70.755 (Variable) 22.94
    23 -35.850 1.07 1.77250 49.6 0.5521 19.03
    24 56.162 3.95 1.84666 23.8 0.6205 20.13
    25 -516.532 (Variable) 21.02
    26 (Stop) 1.65 23.29
    27 -112.419 2.64 1.64000 60.1 0.5372 24.12
    28 -41.910 0.12 24.76
    29 2388.431 4.30 1.58144 40.8 0.5775 25.25
    30 -30.493 1.37 1.90366 31.3 0.5947 25.44
    31 -71.086 0.56 26.18
    32 54.519 6.01 1.72047 34.7 0.5834 26.66
    33 -67.745 1.78 1.80518 25.4 0.6161 26.52
    34 321.099 (Variable) 26.37
    35 32.697 6.90 1.49700 81.5 0.5375 26.82
    36 -173.413 2.00 26.57
    37 197.167 1.37 1.88300 40.8 0.5667 26.06
    38 23.856 5.61 1.49700 81.5 0.5375 25.14
    39 -143.740 0.28 25.06
    40 75.774 5.23 1.49700 81.5 0.5375 24.73
    41 -29.046 1.37 1.88300 40.8 0.5667 24.30
    42 -185.352 0.12 24.22
    43 95.154 2.34 1.80518 25.4 0.6161 24.03
    44 -905.404 2.95 23.69
    45 37.48 1.60859 46.4 0.5664 29.73
    46 5.17 1.51633 64.2 0.5352 29.73
    47 (Variable) 29.73
    Image plane
  • Various data
  • Zoom ratio 8.00
    Wide-angle Intermediate Telephoto
    Focal length 10.70 30.29 85.62
    F number 2.30 2.30 2.30
    Field angle 27.20 10.29 3.68
    Image height 5.50 5.50 5.50
    Total lens length 289.97 289.97 289.97
    BF 41.50 41.50 41.50
    d13 4.21 40.88 60.78
    d22 60.35 19.59 3.47
    d25 4.07 8.16 4.38
    d34 31.14 31.14 31.14
    d47 11.89 11.89 11.89
    Incident pupil position 71.13 153.89 313.63
    Exit pupil position -274.21 -274.21 -274.21
    Front principal point position 81.43 180.97 373.63
    Rear principal point position 1.19 -18.40 -73.73
  • Zoom lens unit data
  • Unit Most- object- side surface Focal length Lens structure length Front principal point position Rear principal point position
    1 1 77.30 79.25 62.50 14.52
    2 14 -22.59 20.78 0.20 -19.02
    3 23 -54.11 5.02 -0.29 -3.03
    4 26 46.01 18.43 5.48 -6.28
    5 35 59.97 70.81 3.95 -43.72
  • (Numerical Embodiment 6)
    Surface data Surface number r d nd vd θgF Effective diameter
    1* 227.195 2.50 1.77250 49.6 0.5521 87.70
    2 33.736 19.76 61.84
    3 311.589 1.85 1.75500 52.3 0.5476 61.28
    4 80.391 13.54 58.97
    5 -80.728 1.75 1.75500 52.3 0.5476 58.73
    6 -17642.010 1.30 60.74
    7 135.169 6.62 1.80518 25.4 0.6161 63.25
    8 -339.711 1.16 63.31
    9 328.904 9.40 1.51633 64.1 0.5352 62.99
    10* -74.094 11.86 62.84
    11 1211.778 8.57 1.48749 70.2 0.5300 54.63
    12 -67.682 1.65 1.88300 40.8 0.5667 54.19
    13 -126.215 0.20 54.42
    14 182.391 1.65 2.00330 28.3 0.5980 52.89
    15 55.727 10.56 1.49700 81.5 0.5375 52.39
    16 -405.898 0.20 53.25
    17 130.732 9.01 1.49700 81.5 0.5375 54.61
    18 -91.216 0.20 54.76
    19 57.687 7.79 1.62041 60.3 0.5426 52.65
    20 1234.500 (Variable) 51.79
    21 52.721 0.75 1.88300 40.8 0.5667 21.51
    22 13.435 3.29 18.24
    23 67.192 0.75 1.88300 40.8 0.5667 18.10
    24 36.490 2.83 17.67
    25 -48.656 4.75 1.80518 25.4 0.6161 17.46
    26 -12.990 0.80 1.88300 40.8 0.5667 17.55
    27 -1003.160 0.20 18.01
    28 33.652 2.54 1.68893 31.1 0.6003 18.31
    29 1299.417 (Variable) 18.15
    30 -26.243 0.75 1.75500 52.3 0.5476 18.06
    31 52.073 2.45 1.80810 22.8 0.6307 19.53
    32 -173.421 (Variable) 20.04
    33 1.40 26.40
    (Stop)
    34 -2121.299 3.15 1.51742 52.4 0.5564 27.32
    35 -49.227 0.20 27.85
    36 417.806 2.64 1.51742 52.4 0.5564 28.75
    37 -96.963 0.20 29.02
    38 80.890 6.59 1.54072 47.2 0.5650 29.47
    39 -34.094 1.20 1.92286 18.9 0.6495 29.42
    40 -84.780 1.50 29.97
    41 31.960 6.58 1.49700 81.5 0.5375 29.96
    42 -129.452 0.24 29.27
    43 38.837 5.28 1.49700 81.5 0.5375 26.96
    44 -102.023 1.50 1.90366 31.3 0.5947 25.55
    45 401349. 727 9.05 24.48
    46 -46.307 3.07 1.92286 18.9 0.6495 16.55
    47 -23.607 1.50 1.77250 49.6 0.5521 15.93
    48 19.071 5.28 14.42
    49 50.710 4.80 1.80810 22.8 0.6307 29.92
    50 -107.018 6.73 29.50
    51 -121.364 1.20 1.88300 40.8 0.5667 23.81
    52 21.943 5.75 1.48749 70.2 0.5300 22.38
    53 -90.948 0.24 22.24
    54 63.655 6.27 1.49700 81.5 0.5375 21.83
    55 -19.511 1.20 2.00330 28.3 0.5980 21.66
    56 -95.121 0.15 22.70
    57 150.628 5.28 1.49700 81.5 0.5375 23.08
    58 -25.533 4.00 23.38
    59 33.00 1.60859 46.4 0.5664 40.00
    60 13.20 1.51680 64.2 0.5347 40.00
    61 (Variable) 40.00
    Image
    plane
  • Aspherical surface data First surface
  • K =-5.42173e+001 A 4=1.90661e-006 A 6=3.73103e-011 A 8=-1.91524e-013
    A10=-6.77526e-019
    A 3=-4.12872e-006 A 5=-1.32181e-008 A 7=2.42261e-012 A 9=2.44378e-015
  • Tenth surface
  • K =-2.28238e+000 A 4=-2.08837e-007 A 6=2.96604e-011 A 8=3.48782e-013
    A10=-1.18721e-016
    A 3=-6.36724e-007 A 5=5.61037e-010 A 7=-1.11164e-011 A9=-3.18271e-016
  • Various data
  • Zoom ratio 13.00
    Wide-angle Intermediate Telephoto
    Focal length 8.90 32.04 115.70
    F number 3.80 3.81 5.60
    Field angle 31.72 9.74 2.72
    Image height 5.50 5.50 5.50
    Total lens length 300.02 300.02 300.02
    BF 38.14 38.14 38.14
    d20 0.91 31.10 44.72
    d29 42.27 8.63 6.22
    d32 9.00 12.46 1.24
    d61 4.97 4.97 4.97
    Incident pupil position 34.85 53.95 97.66
    Exit pupil position -121.15 -121.15 -121.15
    Front principal point position 43.12 77.85 107.22
    Rear principal point position -3.93 -27.07 -110.73
    Zoom lens unit data
    Unit Most- object- side surface Focal length Lens structure length Front principal point position Rear principal point position
    1 1 26.80 109.58 47.04 36.95
    2 21 -16.80 15.91 0.43 -11.92
    3 30 -43.80 3.20 -0.39 -2.18
    4 33 33.34 131.21 7.71 -111.12
  • Correspondence between each embodiment and the above-mentioned conditional expression is illustrated in Table 1.
  • Table 1 Table 1
    Conditional expression Embodiment
    1 2 3 4 5 6
    (1) 0.402 0.550 0.626 0.623 0.623 0.526
    (9) 3.65E-03 2.50E-03 2.47E-03 2.15E-03 2.34E-03 2.84E-03
    (10) 0.90 0.95 0.92 0.22 0.43 1.02
    (11) -1.323E-04 -1.325E-03 -1.325E-03 -1.412E-03 -1.412E-03 -9.359E-04
    (12) 18.9 23.8 23.8 25.4 25.4 22.8
    (13) 0.407 0.407 0.407 0.436 0.409 0.407
    (14) -0.19° 0.04° 0.14° 2.45° 1.22° 0.45°
    (15) 1.116 1.247 1.260 0.211 0.403 1.212
    (16) 1.120 1.199 1.156 0.321 0.565 1.274
    (17) 1.238 1.612 1.451 0.274 0.537 1.795
    (18) -0.740 -1.189 -0.945 -0.315 -0.602 -1.445
    (19) 0.798 0.905 0.853 0.316 0.504 0.885
    (20) -0.478 -0.546 -0.512 -0.209 -0.324 -0.527
  • According to the above-mentioned embodiments of the present invention, there is provided a zoom lens system which has high optical performance over the entire zoom range and an image pickup apparatus including the same.
  • While the present invention has been described with reference to embodiments, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited to the disclosed embodiments. The scope of the following claims is to be accorded the broadest interpretation so as to encompass all such modifications and equivalent structures and functions. While the present invention has been described with reference to embodiments, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited to the disclosed embodiments.

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  1. A zoom lens system comprising, in order of from an object side to an image side:
    a first lens unit (U1) having a positive refractive power;
    a second lens unit (U2) having a negative refractive power;
    a third lens unit (U3) having a negative refractive power;
    an aperture stop (SP); and
    a fourth lens unit (U4) having a positive refractive power,
    characterized in that the fourth lens unit (U4) includes, in order from the object side, a front lens subunit having a positive refractive power and a rear lens subunit having a positive refractive power with a largest air interval in the fourth lens unit therebetween, wherein
    the following expression is satisfied,
    0.400<νm/(νrp-νrn)<0.630,
    where νm represents the Abbe number of the material of a first positive lens (Lm) having the largest dispersion of the positive lenses included in the rear lens subunit, νrp represents the average Abbe number of materials of positive lenses other than the first positive lens in the rear lens subunit, and νrn represents the average Abbe number of materials of negative lenses in the rear lens subunit.
  2. The zoom lens system according to claim 1,
    wherein the following expression is satisfied, 2.1 × 10 - 3 < θfn - θfp / νfp - νfn < 3.7 × 10 - 3 ,
    Figure imgb0030

    where vfp and θfp represent the average Abbe number and the average partial dispersion ratio of the materials of the positive lenses in the front lens subunit, respectively, and vfn and θfn represent the average Abbe number and the average partial dispersion ratio of the materials of the negative lenses in the front lens subunit, respectively.
  3. The zoom lens system according to claim 1 or 2, wherein the following expression is satisfied, 0.2 < φm / φf < 1.1 ,
    Figure imgb0031

    where ϕf represents the refractive power of the front lens subunit, and ϕm represents a refractive power of the first positive lens.
  4. The zoom lens system according to any one of claims 1-3, wherein the following conditions are satisfied: 1.65 × 10 3 < θm 0.652 / νm < 0 ;
    Figure imgb0032
    and 15 < νm < 30 ,
    Figure imgb0033

    where θm represents the partial dispersion ratio of the first positive lens.
  5. The zoom lens system according to any one of claims 1-4, wherein the first positive lens comprises a single lens.
  6. The zoom lens system according to any one of claims 1-5, wherein the front lens subunit includes at least one positive lens and a cemented lens configured by joining a positive lens and a negative lens.
  7. An image pickup apparatus comprising:
    an image pickup element; and
    the zoom lens system according to any one of claims 1-6 for forming an image of a subject on the image pickup element.
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